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. OO L FAYETTE iE.EZT_ · A0A 0,0. JA 190 8 -. .y OFFICIAL JOURNAL OF THE PARISH AND TOWr OF LAPAYETTE. . f V. LAFAYETTE, LA., SATURDAY, OCTOBER 30, 1897. NO. 35. j C7 TY PRESS. ThEkfil Orleans papef ave b&eu ~ineessarily severe o~ the country people because the latter iemployed the shot-gun methods of quarantine .,4t. protect themselves fever. 1hn.t. lfeyer broke out in New Orley in the country parisst 'fet.lftiisat something had to be done to keep it out. The only available means was that used for merly. What else could they have --done? No one had yet proposed the plan of fumigation and detention now in operation at Waggaman tin der the surveillance of the United States Marine Hospital Service. The people remembered the deso lation caused by former epidemics of 'yelJw $ever and they were natur ally greatly alarmed at the prospects of.-.+ repetition of those dreadful times. Had a practical and safe plan been -prsented to them at the out set we believe that a great deal of trouble would have been avoided. As rational beings they would have listened to reason and common sense, and we would not have wit nessed a complete paralyzation of trade which was the result of the cessation of commercial relations with the outside world. Of course there are communities that are still unreasonable and stubborn, but we feel assured that when the absolute eficeca t "etientific- methods will bha. beeO s de poo strated. to them they will be glad~ to abandon 'the unsatisfactory shot-gun quarantine to adopt- fer aud intelligent means to protect themselves against the invasion of Yellow Jack. But, the -people are not all scientists -mpd .philosophers- and.. have to lie ecalted befqre they can be pur suaded to relinquish what they are acquainted wi4 for something they know very little about. That they .have not kept up with the progress of sanitary science is notto be won dered at, and perhaps the) should not be too severely censured for their ignorance in this matter. There may be some excuse for their lack of information on this subject, for those who know it all are some times at fault themselves, and it is not surprising that the masses should be slow to understand it all. Speaking of those physicians who predicted what was going to hap pen, but who totally failed to prophesy correctly, the Times Democrat says: ,"And the one re sult to which we are driven by the apparently capricious vagaries of the fever is,'that nobody knows the first thing about it, its A/zbts or its nethods. The connoisseur is just as much at sea as is the professed ignorathus." The report of the prevalence of yellow fever in New Orleans struck the people like a bomshell. They did not think of Dr. Carter's fumi gation camp, as the name of tha'I esteemed gentleman had not even been mentioned, but they took im mediate steps to protect themselves and their families against what tney knew, -from experience, to be a visitation' far more dreadful than war?! And . who.-ill dare blame them for it? a And pray tell us where is the consistency of the New Orleans papets in calling us ".crazy, coun try fools," because we had .irecourse tothe. shot-gun quarantine in the absence of something. better. Is not the house: quarantine 'in New Orltuess ust as much a shot-gun -urantine as ours was? Are not men who permitu the- inmates to -ave no intercourse'. wfth t rest of the city? Is it not a fact that a ':whole famil is kept lockedgg%5 weeks beca e member happens ity? In many cases the shot-gun quarantine of the rural districts is not a bit worse. Because the people of the country would not permit unrestricted rail way traffic with New Orleans -they were held up as long-haired galoots: And Simply because there had been four cases of yellow fever at Franklin citizens of that town who wished to go North had the greatest difficulty in obtaining the permission of the New Orleans board of health to pass through the city in a coach with all the doors and windows hermetically closed. Had it not been for the sensible advice of Dr. Olliphant perhaps the Franklin train would not have been allowed to run through the city under any circum stances. Had some country board acted in this manner it would have been heralded to the world as an aggregation of fools. The country people may have acted hastily and without reason during the present crisis but their censors should try to be more just and impartial. A TRUE MAN. To The Lafayette Gazette: The death of anyone always throws over us a veil of sadn~1, but how much deeper is the veil when the death is the passing away of a friend. It was indeed with profound sorrow that I heard of the death of Mr. Chas. A. Thomas, of St. Martinville, which sad event occurred last Friday. It was my good fortune to know Mr. Thomas for sev eral years, and while the editor of The Gazette has paid tribute to this good man in a eulogtiom, beautiful as it is true, I feel that if I do not give some expressions to his worthI will not be fbloowing the dictates of friendship. Mr. Thomas possessed all of those attri butes that go to make up a man. He wrs broad-minded, honest, kind and charitable. When I say broad-minded I mean all that the word implies. lie had firm convictions of his own, expressing them with that bravery that was characteristic of the man, but not with that bigotrywhich is begotten of narrow-mindedness. IIe gave every one the right to his opinions and views, and credited every man with honest convictions. lie was honest in every detail of life, and in nothing more honest than in his duty toward his fellow man. He was kind to everybody with whom he came in contact. It was a part of his nature to be kind and gentle. His charity was that charity which St. Paul called love. It was not a boasted charity that gave alms for a name, but he was charitable for its own sake, and in nothing was it so strongly exhibited as in that broadest sense, charity for another's faults. Mr. Thomas had lived a life of usefulness on the principle that every one is in the world for a purpose, and that purpose is to do all the good he can. His duty was well done and he can sleep in peace and content ment. After the dust and the noon-day heat, 1 he rain is sweet: And after the work in the furrowed field, The autumn yield. And sweet is sleep to the tired eyes When the daylight dies. But when the heart is weary and sore oppressed, And longs for rest, Then sweeter far is that slumber deep, The brother of sleep. A FRIEND. A cartoon in Wednesday's States illustrating "Jack Frost and Freight in the same plight," was rather rough on our neighbor, Rayne. Whether or not Rayne has covered itself all over with glory by its rigid quarantine regulations, it has certainly made a name for itself. The people of Waxia in St. Landiy have decided to allow the mail to be carried through that place and the mail traffic between Opelousas:.and nonr infected towns has been resumed. Bztcklen's Arnica Salve. The best salve in the world fer Cnts, Bruises, Sores, Ulcers, Salt Rheum, Fever Sores, Tetter, Chap ped Hands, Chilblains, Corns, and all Skin Eruptions, ditd posttively cures Piles, or no pay required. It faction .ol¢gif.n mrce, makera and ypu can rest as -,t tchesill giva you peirct matisfaction. T. MJ. Biossat, jew; SPEAK KINDL Y OF THE OLD TO fIVN. In the present unfortunate con dition in which the people of New Orleans find themselves on account of the prevalence in their midst of yellow fever, they are not only de serving of the sympathy of the peo ple of the country parishes but they are entitled to their help. The Gazette regrets to see that in some quarters there is a disposition to show a spirit of hostility toward New Orleans. Several country papers have overleaped the bounds of legitimate criticism and have as sailed the authorities and the mer chants of the Crescent City in a most violent and vindictive style. There are men in New Orleans who would be willing to expose the whole country to the visitation of any infectious disease for the paltry consideration of a little trade, but persons of that ilk are found in all communities-large and small. But to charge that the people of New Orleans would be willing to become parties to any cold-blooded scheme that would spread a deadly pestilence throughout the country for the sake of a very questionable commercial advantage, is to be guilty of an unpardonable indiscre tion. The people of that grand old town have upon many occasions in the past shown of what stuff they are made. Their glorious history in war and in peace should pre clude from the mind of any one the thought that in the present crisis they will be willing to stoop to means so villainous and contempti ble. Whenever the people of the coun try were in need; New Orleans ex tended help to them with a cheerful heart and a lavish hand. No call made to her for aid ever remained unanswered. Why not now speak kindly of her? She is making a noble fight unparalleled in the his tory of epedemics, and we repeat, she not only deserves our sympathy but she is entitled to our help. Give the old town her dues, gen tlemen of the country press. If you need any insurance tell Felix Mouton and he'll write it for you. Mrs. E. Derbest, the talented music teacher, assisted by her scholars, will give a vocal and in strumental concert at Falk's hall, on Saturday the 6th of November. Mrs. Derbest had intended to give the entertainment on the 2d of October, and she was compelled to postpone it on account of the yellow fever, but the postponement has given her more time to prepare her scholars for the concert and it is safe to say that the public will be the gainer for the delay. After the entertainment an opportunity to enjoy themselves will be afforded to those who desire to dance. There will be one price of admission for everybody-25 cents. The music for the dance will be played by the Duhon string band. The Mutual, Liverpool and London and Globe, British Amer ica, Phoenix, Mechanics and Tra ders, London and Lancashire, are among the companies represented by Felix Mouton.. Go to Oak Avenue rk to-mor ror if you wish to see the,.most ek citing game of ballof the weason. The Florence wagiOn is 'the best and che'apest on tlmarket. Call at the Moss & Mouton' Lubtber Yard and inspect the assortment on hand. '~The i-i aine olibaseball of, the season will be- playepd to-nrorrow at Wet .loy- e1-rbest of t witch makers and you can rest as4ured your watc w' I . ive you. perfect satiefactio . T.o M. Biossat, jew elr. - MEETING OF TEA CIERS. The meeting of the Southern Ed ucational Association to be held in New Orleans, December 28 and 31, inclusive, promises to be one of the largest and most important educational gatherings ever con vened. The brainiest" men and women of our land will be present to discuss questions of peculiar and vital importance to the school in terests of the South. Unity of purpose, uniformity of organiza ticn, correlation of studies", and many other subjects will receive definite consideration. It is hoped that every Southern educator able to attend, will come and be one of this Grand Council of Education which will have in view the ad vancement of Southern educational conditions. The State of Louisiana, through its State Teachers' Association; New Orleans, through its city offi cials, its board of school directors, 6oo or more public school teachers, extend to every Southern teacher and friend of Southern education the heartiest and most cordial in vitation to be present. No better opportunity to visit the metropolis of the South will ever be presented, a visit that can be made the event of a life-time. New Orleans with the many his toric memories of French and Spanish colonial days clinging about its quaint foreign-looking streets, its amusement-loving popu lation, its hospitable and cultivated people, its many features of com mercial, educational, and historical interests, possesses a peculiar fasci nation over the minds of intelligent tourists, thousands of whom jour ney southward every winter. Local arrangements for the re ception and entertainment of visit ing teachers and their friends are already in an advanced stage of completion. Pledges of the very lowest railroad rates have been se cured, hotel and boarding house rates will be most moderate and will be carefully arranged for by a special local committee. Enjoy able excursions to the jetties at the mouth of the Mississippi, to sugar plantations, which will then be in full operation, and to various points of interest in and about New Orleans will be organized. No pains will be spared to make the visit a pleasant one. The exer cises of the Southern Educational Association will certainly make it a very profitable one. Full and fur ther information of the meeting may be secured from the office of the local committee of arrange ments. The following are the ex ecutive committee who have in charge the arrangements for the convention: N. J. Shwartz, chairman execu tive committee; Capt. T. J. Wood ward, finance; Hon. E. T. Flor ance, hall and place of meeting; C. A. Farwell, reception; F. F. Hansell, excursions; Miss Marcon Brown, information arid corres pondence; Henry E. Chambers, press, printing and advertising; Hon. Warren Easton, hotels; WV. W. Woodward, on school exhibits; A. T. Moss, transportation; J. H. Dader, music; Ed Curtis, decora tion; John R. Conniff, general sec retary executive council. All inquires must be addressed to Headquarters Executive Counc.l, 61 street, New Orleans. Thd~ 'i a full assortment of staple and fancy groceries, at Moss Bios. & Co.'s an4 the prices are the lowest in torwn. * Joe LeBlanc of Broussardwas in Lafayette this week on business. Mr. LeBlanc informed The Gazette thattrade in his section'is not very bfisk b no doubt to the low pir'e tb e acotton. Spectacles at Biossat's jewelry. LAST GAME Of the Season Will be Played To morrow at the Park. LAFAYETTE TEAM. Mattheirs, center field, captain; Mouton, first base; Heath, slort stop; Mudd, left field; Marsh, second base; Nickerson. third base; Richard, catcher; Hamilton, right field; Meche, pitcher. PIALETTE TEAM. Labbe, pitcher; O. Comeaux. catcher; Broussard, first base, captain; D. Comeaux, second base; Meaux, third base; R. Comeaux, short stop; F. Meaux, right field; Langlinais, center field; Olivier, left field. Umpire, Dr. Girard. The above named teams, in the described order, will line up for the last and decisive game of a series of three, for the champion ship of Lafayette parish. The Dixies have won one game and the Unions were victorious on last Sunday, making the series as it now stands a tie. The last game will be played to-morrow at the Oak Ave nue Park to decide the champion ship. The Dixies will put forth their strongest possible team for the occasion, and the name of the Unions is sufficient guarantee for a splendid diamond battle. Managers Pellerin and Broussard have completed all arrangements for the game and it promises to be the base ball event of the season. Dr. F. E. Girard has consented to serve as umpire which assuies fair and intelligent decisions. Anything in the line of dry goods and notions at Mouton & Hopkins'. Felix Mouton will write your in surance for you. He represents all the best companies. The extraordinary case of Retta McCabe, a beautiful blue-eyed golden-haired child of four years, who has pronounced suicidal and homicidal tendencies, is puzzling the medi cal fraternity of Troy, N. V. and vicinity. The child is a female Jekyll and Hyde. From a pretty smiling child she is trans formed in an instant into an uncontrollable little demon. While in this mood she fatally injured her infant brother several weeks ago. She seized the helpless babe and hurled it to the floor. Then she sprang upon the babe and beat it with all her might. The infant died a week later. And when Retta heard that her baby brother was dead she chuckled. A Troy special of Sun day says; "Yesterday afternoon this strange child was found at the union station, many blocks from home. She insisted upon sitting on the railroad tracks infront of approaching trains. Passengers waiting in the station saw her peril and several women nearly fainted. The child was dragged from the track. She screamed, bit and fought. The policeman who had her in his arms had to put her down more than once, for fear she would sernously disfigure his face. At the second precinct station house it was found necessary to place the child in a cell. Behind the massive bars she raved and tore madly at her beautiful blonde locks. In a short time the paroxysm of rage passed away, and she became a sunny little creature." Mrs. Wm. Bailey extends an in vitation to the ladies of this town and vicinity to visit her store. She has a nice line of millinery, con sisting of all the latest styles. We employ the best ot watch makers and you can rest assured your watches will give you perfect satisfaction. T. M. Biossat, jew eler. " The Mutual, Liverpool and Lon don and Globe, British Ameri.a, Phoenix, Mechanics and Traders, London and Lancashire, are among the companies represented by Felix Mouton. Glass lamps complete, 25 cents, at Moss Bros. & Co's. All kinds of lamps at equally low prices. You will find the best shoes for school children, at Moss Bros. & Co's. A complete assortment of hard wareand tinware at Mouton. Hop 'Pins'. Latest Reports. The last bulletin received by Dr. Trahan from Dr. Olliphant reads: "'Last 24 hours ending 9 p. m. (Thursday) 65 new cases and 8 deaths; total cases, 1386; total deaths, 164; recoveries 683; cases unter treatment, 539-" One new case announced from Baton Rouge makes a total of five cases and one death in that city. From Franklin and Patterson there is no authentic information, but two or three new cases are re ported from the former place. At other points outside this State the fever appears on the wane. A gentleman in Texas writes to a friend in Lafayette that since the stopping of the mails he "misses The Gazette more than he does the Picayune." We are in doubt as to whether this was intended to be a compliment to The Gazette or reflection on the Pic. If the ladies of Lafayette need anything in the millinery line they would do well to visit Mrs. Bailey's store. Should you need a pair of shoes call at Mouton & Hopkins' and buy just what you want. Spectacles at Biossat's jewelry If you want a !arge, luscious steak to-morrow morning, Greig & Sprole is the place to get it. Delicious table butter 30 cents a pound, at Moss Bros. & Co's. Quarantine will not prevent Moss & Mouton from supplying the de mand for lumber at lowest prices from the large stock they have on hand. The bicycle races at Oak Ave nue.Park to-morrow will be well worth seeing. Electric Bitters. Electric Bitters is a medicine suited for any season but perhaps more generally needed when the languid, exhausted feeling prevails, when the liver is torpid and sluggish' and the need of a tonic and al.tera tive is felt. A prompt use of this medicine has often averted long and perhaps fatal bilious fevers. No medicine will act moie surely in counteracting and freeing the systenm from the malarial poison. Head ache, Indigestion, Constipation, Dizziness yield to Electric Bitters. Soc. and $S.oo per bottle at W\Vm. Clegg's;Drug Store. Greig & Sprole will slaughter for to-morrow's sal. a cow that has been fattened with cotton-seed meal at the Lafayette Oil Mill. A shave at Patureau's can not fail to suit the most fastidious. In Memortuin. At a meeting of the board of di rectors of the bank of St. Martin ville, held October x8, 1897, Messrs. L. J. Gardemal, Albert Bienvenu and F. T. Guilbeau were appointed as a committee to draft appropriate resolutions on the death of C. A. Thomas. Whereas it has pleased our divine Master in His all wise decrees, that our friend and fellow-worker, C. A. Thomas, should appear before Him for his final reward and, whereas, it is meet and proper that we should by some testimonial recognize his faithful services to the institution, and his precious friend ship to each and every member of this board, therefore, Resolved, That this organiza tion has by his death, lost an in valuable assistant, and that his memory will be held always in kind - remembrance. Resolved, That we extend to the family of our departed friend, ex pressions of deepest smypathy, re mind them that earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal. Resolve'i, That these resplu tions be spread upon our minute book, a copy published in the- local .paper, and a copy transmitted to the bereaved familtt . .L. J. GAItDIGAn., ALNERT B IENVYENo.